HUGH CULVER

Why you don’t need more advice

Why you don’t need more advice

This summer I built a bookshelf for my office. It was too small. So after filling the bookshelf I stored more books in a cupboard. Now, it’s too small.  I love books. They have taught me about life, leadership, love, and - more recently - living healthy longer. I used...

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The bizarre truth about willpower and keeping promises

The bizarre truth about willpower and keeping promises

In a research facility near Sydney, Australia, 2 dozen people sipped coffee and listened carefully to their instructions. They were about to commit to a new exercise routine. In fact, it was much bigger than that. The plan was for each person to commit to going to the...

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How to (finally) remember your speech

How to (finally) remember your speech

For some speakers, memorizing a speech and delivering it word for word, exactly as planned, is the highest form of delivery. Frankly, I find that type of delivery is demeaning to the audience, lazy and, at best, boring. If a speaker is reading from their notes it...

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5 simple steps to getting an abundance mindset

5 simple steps to getting an abundance mindset

We’ve all been there - seems like the world is against us and everything is an uphill grind. Maybe it’s your workload, income, boss, kids, husband/wife/partner or your pant size can’t keep up with your waist size. Nothing seems to work - at least that’s your story....

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Work-Life Balance is broken – welcome to W-L 2.0

Work-Life Balance is broken – welcome to W-L 2.0

When I was a kid, my Dad would come home from his accounting practice, park his briefcase by the door and we knew his work was over. No email, Facebook, PDFs to download, or voice mail blinking on his phone. He had work-life balance. It was the unquestioned ideal of a...

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Why you need to be a writer

Why you need to be a writer

I’m not a writer. Let’s get that out of the way right now. Some five years ago I wrote and self-published Give me a Break - the art of making time work for you and by last count we’ve sold 7,000 copies. Pretty good for a self-published author - peanuts in the...

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